Farmers are acting on current Agritourism trends that indicate nature and agricultural tourism are on the rise in the broader Catskills region. Bringing visitors on-farm builds customer base, creates new income streams, and adds an additional source of risk to the farm business.
Cornell Cooperative Extension Schoharie and Otsego Counties once again will join its neighboring Extension Associations to present a six-part webinar about managing agritourism risk, culminating with a panel discussion of successful agritourism operators and facilitators. Between each session participants will be able to develop their own risk management plans. The five areas of risk addressed are: legal, marketing, human resource, financial, and weather/production risks.
The CCE Schoharie and Otsego sessions will be held simultaneously at the Extension Center, 173 South Grand St., Cobleskill and the Education Center, 123 Lake St., Cooperstown; six Fridays, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, each day from 10 a.m. to noon. There is no fee to attend; all materials are included. Registration is required. Registrations will be accepted through Wednesday, January 9, 2019.
Register for the sessions at the Extension Center in Cobleskill here.
Register for the sessions at the Education Center in Cooperstown here.
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This five-county program is produced by CCE Delaware as host county and is sponsored by the Northeast Extension Risk Management Education Center.